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The TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition is the first color-screen TI-83/TI-84-series calculator produced by Texas Instruments. It was first discovered in November 2012 by a Cemetech forum member, 0rac343. This calculator will be available in Spring 2013, with a 320x240-pixel color screen, a z80 CPU, and a rechargeable battery. The operating system will be based on the existing TI-84 Plus OSes, meaning that existing textbooks and tutorials will apply to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition (also called the TI-84+CSE).

**Breaking: A full hands-on review of the math and programming features of the TI-84+CSE**.

## Table of Contents

1. Specifications

2. Using the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

3. Programming the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

4. History of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

5. References and More Information

## 1. Specifications

## 2. Using the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

*Existing documentation for using the TI-84 Plus, replicated here, applies to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition.*

## 3. Put Games on the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

## 4. Programming the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

(Existing documentation for programming the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition applies to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition.)

## 5. History of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

The TI-84 Plus C news was revealed by Cemetech user 0rac343 in a forum post on Cemetech on November 8, 2012 when his class received a beta-testing set of TI-84 Plus C calculators. Cemetech codified the information he discovered in a Cemetech news article about the TI-84 Plus C that received hundreds of thousands of visitors from Slashdot and other tech news sites. Four days later, with the help of Cemetech member Vijfhoek, Cemetech revealed further details about the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, including its 21KB of RAM and 3.5MB of user-accessible Flash ROM. On December 12, 2012, an official source from Texas Instruments contacted Cemetech to reveal the first official details from TI about the new calculator, and also mentioned that a press release would be available in early January 2013.

The official press release arrived on January 18, 2013, but did not add any information that was not already common knowledge in the community. In late January, Pat Milheron, one of the engineers who created the original TI-83 operating system, shared screenshots of the first TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition game with Cemetech, an ASM port of his TI-86 game "Pede".## 6. References and More Information

2. Using the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

3. Programming the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

4. History of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition

5. References and More Information

Hardware:

- CPU: z80 (6/15MHz)
- RAM: 128K of internal RAM, 21K user-accessible
- Flash (ROM): 4MB Flash ROM chip, 3.5MB user-accessible.
- LCD: 320x240-pixel (140 DPI, 16-bit color, ILI9335 controller)
- Graphscreen: 265x165 pixels for graphing
- Images: 133x83-pixel photos

- Ports: 2.5mm I/O, mini-USB
- Recharging: two terminals on the lower sides
- Power: Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, ~5-10 hours of use
- Battery Life: Officially 5 days of classroom use or 2 weeks of homework use

Software:

- Operating Systems (OS): 4.00, 4.20 (Boot code 4.00)
- Programming: TI-BASIC, z80 ASM

- Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus print book. Learn to use your graphing calculator for math, including everything from simple arithmetic to calculus, statistics, and advanced graphing.
- Downloading programs and games
- TI-BASIC games and Assembly games
- Cemetech archives of TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition programs including math and science programs, shells, and more

- Linking and transferring files/programs
- Popular tools
- Online graphing calculator emulator (and how to dump your TI-84+CSE's ROM image)
- Online TI-BASIC IDE (SourceCoder)
- Offline TI-BASIC IDE (TokenIDE)

- Doors CSE 8, needed to run most Assembly and many TI-BASIC games and programs.
- Assembly games for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, which are fast and powerful.
- TI-BASIC games and programs for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, which are easier to run but slower and less powerful.
- Learn to put games and programs on your TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, including what cables and computer software you'll need.

- Programming the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and TI-84 Plus CE, a free appendix to
*Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus*that teaches you how to write TI-BASIC programs for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. - Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus, a comprehensive book teaching programming for the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators.

(Existing documentation for programming the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition applies to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition.)

The official press release arrived on January 18, 2013, but did not add any information that was not already common knowledge in the community. In late January, Pat Milheron, one of the engineers who created the original TI-83 operating system, shared screenshots of the first TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition game with Cemetech, an ASM port of his TI-86 game "Pede".

- Cemetech news articles
- TI-84 Plus C Color-Screen Calculator Discovered (November 8, 2012)
- Official Updates About TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Software (November 12, 2013)
- Official TI-84+CSE Updates: Specs, FAQs, More (December 12, 2012)
- Update on TI 84+CSE Interface & Programming Capabilities (January 9, 2013)
- TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition: Official Press Release (January 18, 2013)
- TI-84 Plus C SE Seminar Reveals More Math Features (February 6, 2013)
- KermM and critor Run First 3rd Party Code on TI-84+CSE (February 19. 2013)
- Hands-On with the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition: Full Review (February 19. 2013)

- External references
- TI's official page.
- A hat-tip to TI-Planet's TI-84+C page for its history of the calculator

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